Originally, I was the sole Industrious Ant, a nickname given to me by my mom, who obviously thought at the time that I wasn’t able sit still for more than 5 minutes. However, no ant likes to live alone. My little colony includes an American husband, a Japanese born toddler and a Canadian Queen Ant (that being myself). We have only just left Japan, our home of 4 years, continuing to adjust to the reverse culture shock in our native North America. We live here and there above the 44th parallel.